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The Minnesota Magazine Publishing Excellence Awards

TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017 ARIA The Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association’s Excellence Awards recognize and foster outstanding publishing achievements. This competition includes dozens of categories in the areas of editorial, design, marketing, digital publishing and overall excellence. ELIGIBILITY All entries must have a cover date between July 1,…

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FinePrint January 26, 2017

Calendar reminder

The spring MMPA Summit is fast approaching. Remember to mark your calendars for April 26. It will again be held at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center. More details will be coming soon. If you still haven’t taken the survey to provide topic and speaker suggestions, do it now !

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FinePrint January 26, 2017

Meet, eat, plan

The MMPA communications committee needs your expertise! We are looking for people willing to help on both a long- and short-term basis—whatever your schedule allows—doing anything from writing newsletter stories to designing communications templates for, and promoting, MMPA events. To learn more, meet at the St. Paul Buca di Beppo on Feb. 7 at 6…

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FinePrint December 8, 2017

A closer look: The inspiration behind the winning People’s Choice cover

By Andrew Lovgren, CSC Publishing

The spring 2016 cover of Next, published by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), instantly captured attendees’ attention at this year’s MMPA Excellence Awards, earning the People’s Choice cover award. “We were inspired by another art and design college’s magazine cover that had a simple design: a strong piece of art coupled with the…

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FinePrint December 8, 2017

Member spotlight: Matthew Knopp, editor, Tablets & Capsules

By Holly Eamon, MSP-C

Following his family’s “genetic affinity for the mechanical,” Matthew Knopp has spent the majority of his career editing and writing technical content. Many of those years—split between working for Honeywell, becoming an accomplished world traveler and starting his own newsletter on e-coating, a finishing technology—were spent editing multiple…

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